Losing teeth is a huge letdown, be it just one tooth or a large number of them. The embarrassment that you’d have to go through is immense, which makes it highly essential to replace them. Not only do dental prosthetics free you from this, but they also improve the appearance and functionality of the mouth as well.
What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth that help to restore natural ones that are extracted due to various reasons. They are composed of ceramic tooth crowns that are held together by a metal framework and gum-colored acrylic. Together, they form the perfect replacement for a large number of lost teeth.
What are the types of dentures?
Dentures can be fabricated in different forms, namely complete, partial, immediate, and implant-supported. The dentist would suggest a suitable one for you based on your condition and requirement.
Complete dentures: Complete dentures are used to replace every single tooth in the mouth. They are composed of ceramic crowns that are held together by an acrylic base, which respectively replace the teeth and the gum tissues. In case you have a few teeth remaining, we can help to extract them and then fabricate the dentures.
Partial dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace just a few selected teeth. They consist of just the required teeth held together by a metal framework that comfortably sits against the palate. It can be removed as and when required and put back on without hassle.
Implant dentures: Implant dentures are the ones that are held in position by metal implants. First, the implants will be fitted into the jawbone and allowed to heal. Meanwhile, measurements for the dentures will be taken and sent for fabrication. Once the dentures are ready, we will place it on the implants and check for perfect fit and comfort.
Immediate dentures: Just as the name suggests, immediate dentures can be placed on the gums right after the remaining teeth are extracted. The measurements and mold for the dentures will be taken beforehand and the implant dentures will be fabricated prior to the extraction. Once the teeth are removed, the dentures will be placed on the gums and the wounds will be allowed to heal under them.
Why should you choose dentures?
- Dentures help to retain the facial shape and make the cheeks and chin look fuller.
- They restore the ability to bite and chew food.
- The phonetics would return to normal which would’ve changed after the teeth were extracted.
- You would be able to smile and talk to people confidently without being conscious of your missing teeth.
Call us at 630-897-1300 or schedule an online appointment to know more about dentures and to discuss your treatment with our highly experienced team.